Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Too Faced Palettes - Cat Eyes, Country, & Rock N Roll

Earlier this week, Too Faced released 3 new eyeshadow palettes from their Fall 2014 Collection.

The first is from the Smitten Kitten Collection and is called the Cat Eyes Palette.

It comes with 9 new eyeshadows in shimmer, matte, and glitter shades. The last column of shades can be used wet or dry as liners.


The next two palettes are the Country and Rock n Roll Palettes.

The Country Palette is called the Nashville Nudes Palette.

It also comes with 9 eyeshadows, but they are all shimmer and 5 of them are new. Most shades are nude, but the palette also contains pop of color shades.




The Rock n Roll Palette is called the Rock Candy Palette.

It comes with 9 edgy shades, 7 of which are new ranging from matte to metallic finishes.


Too Faced's Palettes always have cute packaging and these are no exception. Each of their packaging accurately portrays its theme. 

Each palette contains the standard How to Glamour Guide to assist you in creating looks.

They are $36 each and can currently only be purchased on Too Faced's website via the link below.


Whether you love cats, cat eyes, country, or rock n roll, Too Faced is sure to have a palette for you.

Which palette is your favorite?

e.l.f. Disney Ariel Collection

There is a new Disney Collection available by e.l.f.

This time instead of a villains collection they have released an Ariel Collection.

This collection like the other collections are limited edition and exclusive to Walgreens.

It is currently available at select Walgreens stores, online at walgreens.com, and drugstore.com.

The Disney Ariel Collection contains 6 different pieces.


The Treasure Within Beauty Book - $10

It contains 9 eyeshadows, a blush and bronzer, a blush brush, eyeshadow brush, and a lipgloss.





Under the Sea Eye Collection Gift Set - $5

4 Eyeshadows (2 duos) and a waterproof eyeliner


Bronzed Beauty Bronzer & Mini Kabuki Brush Gift Set - $5

Bronzer and Kabuki Brush


Go on and Kiss the Girl Lip Stain & Super Glossy Lip Shine Gift Set - $5

2 Super Glossy Lip Shines and a Lip Stain



Crystal Brush Gift Set - $10

Lip Brush, Defining Eye Brush, Powder Brush, Angled Eyeliner Brush, and Travel Case


The e.l.f. Disney Ariel Collection also contains 3 Ardell Lash Sets, which are not pictured here.

Currently the Ardell Lash Sets are not available online and can only be found in select Walgreens stores.

Here is the link for Walgreens online http://www.walgreens.com/search/results.jsp?Ntt=ariel

The Treasure Within Beauty Book is currently sold out online at drugstore.com, but can be ordered on back order and will be shipped out in 1-2 weeks. Below is the link to back order it.


The Bronzer & Kabuki Set is also sold out online on Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com and can't be back ordered.

I was able to order all of the items pictured above, but am still hunting down the lashes.

Will you be picking up any items from the e.l.f. Disney Ariel Collection?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lorac Pro Palette 2

The highly anticipated part 2 to the original Lorac Pro Palette is now available on ulta.com. 

It is rightfully named the Lorac Pro Palette 2. 

It contains 16 cool toned, jewel shades. 8 of them are shimmer and 8 are matte. 

It is $42 with free shipping. If you want it, I highly suggest getting it now before it sells out. It will be sold at Ulta stores at the end of the month. 

I ordered mine last night and am excited to receive it next week. Are you planning on getting the Lorac Pro Palette 2?


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette

It seems like this has been the week for #2 palettes.

First, we had the release of the Revealed 2 palette from Coastal Scents and now the Lorac Pro 2 Palette.

The Revealed 2 Palette is the 2nd version of the Revealed Palette.

Like its predecessor, it contains 20 shades that are shimmer and matte.

Upon seeing the below picture of the palette it looks like it is falling behind Urban Decay and the Naked 3 Palette with more pink toned shades.

The Revealed 2 Palette was on sale for $9.95 for 48 hours, but is now $19.95.

I haven't tried the Revealed Palette yet, but do think that I will be picking up the Revealed 2 Palette in the future.

Have you tried the Revealed Palette or ordered Revealed 2? Thoughts?

Another Chocolate Bar Look

Too Faced's Chocolate Bar Palette has quickly become one of my favorite palettes.

For one, it smells delicious.

Two, it has a gorgeous neutral colors both shimmer and matte.

Three, it has the cutest packaging.

Four, it has Salted Caramel and Creme Brulee which are two of my favorite eyeshadows of all time.

I created a look using White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, and Cherry Cordial.

1. Apply White Chocolate to the brow bone

2. Blend Salted Caramel in the crease

3. Pack Marzipan on the lid and in the inner corner

4. Blend Cherry Cordial in the outer portion of the lid and crease

5. Line under your lid with a brown liner and pack Marzipan over it

6. Line your top lid with a gel liner and wing it out

7. Curl your lashes and apply your favorite mascara


I just can't get enough of my Chocolate Bar Palette! How about you?

ColourPop Cosmetics - Sugar

After receiving my ColourPop Cosmetics order I couldn't wait to start playing with the Supershock eyeshadows and to create a look.

For this look I used Tassel, Sugar, and Truth.

I applied Tassel to the inner corner and brow bone.

Next I swept Truth into the crease.

Finishing the look with packing Sugar onto the lid and using it to line under my eyes over NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.

I curled my lashes, applied mascara, lined my top lid and winged out the liner.

I applied Truth with a fluffy blending brush, Tassel with a flat concealer brush, and Sugar that was on my lid with my finger.

Using your finger to apply the shadows as opposed to a brush will allow you to build up the color and really make the color pop.

The ColourPop Supershock shadows are very pigmented and beautiful.. These pictures don't do them justice.

Have you picked up any of ColourPop Cosmetics Supershock eyeshadows? Thoughts?

Forever 21 Beauty Haul

I have been seeing these cute owl lip balms everywhere on Instagram and was determined to get my hands on one.

They are just too adorable.

I found out that they are from Forever 21 and went on their website and ordered a couple of items.

I have recently been obsessing over the color mint green and must confess that it has quickly become my 2nd favorite color behind yellow.

With that being said I went a little mint crazy.

I picked up 2 of the owl lip balms, one in mint (green) and the other in watermelon (pink). They are scented and sheer without a taste.

I also picked up a mint double sided mirror, a mint brush with pink roses as well as a mint makeup bag also with pink roses.

I also picked up a coral cat lip balm.

The owl lip balms are $3.80 each and also come in blue which is coconut.

All of the beauty items on Forever 21's site are extremely affordable.


What do you think of Forever 21's beauty items?

My MAC Lipstick Collection

It's official, I have definitely jumped on the MAC lipstick bandwagon.

I don't know what took me so long. I guess it must have been the price of the lipsticks initially, but I must say you definitely get what you pay for.

And is it just me or do all of MAC's lipsticks smell like vanilla?

I wanted to do a quick MAC lipstick collection to show the lipsticks that I have recently been collecting in the past couple of months.

From left to right:

Pet Me, Please (Alluring Aquatic Collection)

Ruby (Pedro Lourenco Collection)

Candy Yum Yum

Heroine

Sushi Kiss

True Love's Kiss (Maleficent Collection)

Viva Glam II

Toying Around (Playland Collection)

Sweet Experience (Playland Collection)

Playland (Playland Collection)

Peach Beige (Pedro Lourenco Collection)

Enchanted One (Alluring Aquatic Collection)


I recently purchased Pure Heroine too from the Lorde Collection. I am hoping to soon add Dodgy Girl, Riot House, and Kelly Yum Yum from the Kelly Osbourne Collection.

So far my faves are Candy Yum Yum, Viva Glam II, Sushi Kiss, and Toying Around. Who am I kidding? I love them all.

How many lipsticks are in your MAC Collection? Which are your favorites?

MAC Osbournes Haul and Swatches

Like most, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the MAC Osbournes collection since I first caught wind of it back in February.

There has been lots of hype surrounding it and its release so I knew that it would probably sell out quickly as do most limited edition MAC Collections.

I eagerly stalked the MAC website on the morning of its release and I was fairly confident that I would get the items that I wanted the most, which were three of Kelly's lipsticks. This definitely was a great plan. The only problem was that it was released hours before it showed on MAC's home page. By the time I knew the collection was live on MAC's site all of the lipsticks were sold out.

Shocker? I think not.

Needless to say, after my depression wore off I embraced acceptance and picked up some other items from the collection. I convinced myself that I would just wait until their release next week at Macy's and Nordstrom.

I picked up four items from Sharon's Collection -

Duchess Eyeshadow Quad - Sweet Eyes, Femme Fatale, Sexy Eyes, and Embark

Mineralize Skin Finish in Refresh

Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bountiful Brown

Lipglass in Bijou



Swatches from left to right - Bountiful Brown, Sweet Eyes, Femme Fatale, Sexy Eyes, Embark, Refresh (bronzer and highlighter), and Bijou.


Close-up of  the same swatches


Even though I missed out on Kelly's lipsticks for now I am definitely happy with my purchases.

Were you able to pick up any items from either Kelly's or Sharon's Collections? What did you get?

Wet n Wild Nails of the Day

My recent nails of the day were done using two Wet n Wild Megalast nail polishes.

I used Trippin' on the Boardwalk (Purple) and Elegance (White).

Lately I have been loving the Wet n Wild Meagalast nail polishes. The texture is amazing as well as the pigmentation. They dry fast and last for about a week without chipping and are extremely affordable.

Have you tried Wet n Wild Megalast nail polishes? Opinions?

Monday, June 2, 2014

Lorac Pro 2 Palette - Sneak Peek

Lorac announced today that the rumors are true!

They are releasing a Lorac Pro 2 Palette!!

It will be available at Ulta on June 15th!!!

Yes, Please!!!!

Do I even need to ask? Will you be getting this?




Sunday, June 1, 2014

ColourPop Cosmetics Haul and Swatches

Recently on Instagram I saw some pictures that were swatches of ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock eyeshadows. I was so amazed with the pigmentation and the sparkle and knew I was going to have to try them for myself.

I went on their website and started adding shadows to my cart. The problem was in trying to decide on the 6 that I would get to start with. I ended up getting 7.

At $5 each these are a steal.

I picked up:

Tassel - true white with glitter

Amaze - metallic rose gold with glitter

Sugar - metallic silver blue with champagne and gold glitter

Liberty - true silver

Chipper - mint green with multi-coloured glitter

Truth - light beige with a satin finish

Get Lucky - metallic true gold




I love that when you receive your order you also receive a personalized card. That is so neat and really adds that personal touch.

Look at these shadows!



Swatches from left to right - Tassel, Amaze, Sugar, Liberty, Chipper, Truth, and Get Lucky


Close-up of the same swatches



After I swatched the shadows I tried to remove them by rubbing a tissue back and forth on my arm and this is the result. These eyeshadows are super crazy pigmented and have amazing staying power. I was able to remove them with soap and water.


My favorite shades thus far are Amaze, Tassel, Chipper, Sugar, and Get Lucky. Who am I kidding? I love them all. 

Have you picked up and Super Shock shadows from ColourPop Cosmetics? Which is your favorite?

MAC Pedro Lourenco Haul and Swatches

When I first heard of the MAC Pedro Lourenco Collection I had told myself that I was going to pass and wait for the Osbournes Collection.

This sounded like a great idea initially until below happened.

I guess that is why they call it an addiction. I couldn't resist.

I saw the lipglasses and thought these are gorgeous and I need them in my life. That was the beginning of the end.

I picked up 6 items from the MAC Pedro Lourenco Collection.

-Cream Colour Base in Hush

-Nude Eyeshadow Quad with Pink Sands, Rose Cloud, All that Glitters, and Sable

-LipGlass in Mirror and Gold Mirror

-Lipsticks in Peach Beige and Ruby


Swatches from left to right - Pink Sands, Rose Cloud, All that Glitters, Sable, Hush, Peach Beige, Ruby, Gold Mirror, and Mirror


Close-up of the same swatches


After I swatched all of the items I picked up I am happy with them. There are some great neutral colors in this collection and the lipglasses are gorgeous.

Did you pick up any items from the MAC Pedro Lourenco Collection?

Motives Mavens Palette

I have been hearing so much at Motives Cosmetics. They are all over social media.

I hadn't gotten around to buying any of their products so I was very happy when I found out that I had won a giveaway on Instagram for a Motives Mavens Palette.

This palette is gorgeous with its mix of 4 mattes and 4 shimmers. It is a neutral lovers dream.

The palette comes in sturdy packaging and has a big mirror.

The eyeshadows are highly pigmented, buttery smooth, and a huge sized shadows that will last awhile.



Here is the look that I created using this palette.


To create this look I first primed my lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion and used MAC's Painterly Paint Pot as a base.

Next I applied Shell on my brow bone and inner corner.

Then I applied Native in my crease up towards my brow bone.

I patted Bordeaux on my lid and lined with it under my eyes.

I lined my top lid with L'Oreal's Espresso liner and used Too Faced's Lashgasm Mascara.

I then applied some lashes from the dollar store that don't have a name. 

Lastly, I lined my waterline with NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.

I contoured with Too Faced's Bronzer in Sun Bunny Light.

My lips are OCC Lip Tar in Harlot.


Have you picked up the Motives Mavens Palette? Thoughts?